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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Monday 8 January, 2018

How to use your car's high-beam headlights... properly

And how to avoid being dazzled by them.

6 resolutions all Irish drivers should make this year

New year, new driver.

# road-safety - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'

It’s a fitting a tribute to Donna to finally be myself, writes Neil Fox.

# road-safety - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Motorist who kept driving after two collisions failed roadside drug test

The driver also had no licence or motor insurance.

# road-safety - Monday 1 January, 2018

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

# road-safety - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

# road-safety - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Snow, ice and wind warnings issued for several counties Black Ice This post contains videos

Snow, ice and wind warnings issued for several counties

Motorists have been urged to “treat every road as if it’s frozen” as wintry weather grips Ireland.

# road-safety - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Driver arrested after car found on Luas tracks

Drivers are being warned to take care on the roads as freezing conditions are due to take hold tomorrow.

# road-safety - Sunday 3 December, 2017

14 cyclist deaths in 2017: 'Yet we victim blame cyclists who don’t opt for DayGlo clothing'

An Garda Síochána need to focus more on cars illegally parking in bike lanes and on footpaths, driving over the speed limit, and breaking traffic signals, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

# road-safety - Thursday 30 November, 2017

# road-safety - Friday 24 November, 2017

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.

# road-safety - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

# road-safety - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'The devastation in the room is palpable': Events held nationwide in memory of road traffic victims

Today is the international day for remembering all those killed on our roads.

# road-safety - Friday 17 November, 2017

Cyclist and motorist killed in separate road collisions in Dublin and Roscommon

A male cyclist died in Dublin and a woman in her 90s died in Roscommon.

Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted

Two cars were reportedly stolen this morning after being left unattended.

# road-safety - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

# road-safety - Monday 6 November, 2017

10 essential tips for driving in dark winter conditions

Stay safe on the roads now that the clocks have gone back.

# road-safety - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout

Separately, a car became wedged between a wall and a basement after a collision in Limerick city last night.

# road-safety - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Man in his 50s dies after car and bus collide in Roscommon

The driver of the bus sustained minor injuries.

# road-safety - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

# road-safety - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was willing to raise the points.

# road-safety - Monday 25 September, 2017

Man in his 30s killed after car veers into stone wall on dual carriageway

There was no one else travelling in the car at the time.

# road-safety - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'We’re painting a picture of a very specific kind of motorcyclist who love to speed'

Motorcyclists are six times more likely to be killed on the road than any other road user.

# road-safety - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Appeal for witnesses to potential hit-and-run that left motorcyclist seriously injured

The incident occurred near the road works on the L3132, St Margaret’s Road, Swords.

# road-safety - Monday 18 September, 2017

Cyclist jailed for 18 months over death of pedestrian caused by 'furious driving'

44-year-old Kim Briggs died after being knocked down by a bicycle.

# road-safety - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Three generations of the same family died in devastating Mayo crash

Five people died on Irish roads yesterday.

# road-safety - Saturday 26 August, 2017

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

# road-safety - Friday 25 August, 2017

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

# road-safety - Monday 7 August, 2017

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving

Sixteen percent of people under the age of 24 say they have driven a car after consuming alcohol.

# road-safety - Friday 4 August, 2017

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

'It's a real shame': Mrs Doyle road safety signs in Mayo have been stolen

The “Go on go on take a break” campaign aimed to raise awareness around driver fatigue.

# road-safety - Monday 31 July, 2017

Four out of five Irish drivers admit to using electronic devices while driving

The number of Irish drivers who admit sending texts while driving is double that of the UK.

# road-safety - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year

Between 1 January and 30 June this year, there have been 72 fatal collisions on Irish roads.

# road-safety - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Elderly pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Mayo

The driver and two passengers were not injured in the collision.

# road-safety - Thursday 15 June, 2017

A third of motorists caught without seatbelts didn't pay their fine last year

Some of the offences related to under-17s passengers.

# road-safety - Monday 29 May, 2017

Irish motorists 'aren't being punished enough for faulty tyres'

Only 853 penalty notices for tyre offences have been issued in the last year.

These areas will have the speed limits on their roads reduced to 30km/hr this week

The expansion will come into effect from midnight on Tuesday 30 May.

# road-safety - Friday 26 May, 2017

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend

RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock warned that roads are more slippery when it rains after a dry spell.

# road-safety - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade

Shane Ross said the improvements will also reduce journey times.

# road-safety - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Four out of five child car seats aren't properly fitted

“You could have the best car in the world and best seat in the world but they could not work together.”

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